An Arizona state Senator has warned US Attorney General Merrick Garland that he’ll ‘spend time in jail’ if he interferes with the 2020 post-election audit, after Garland introduced on Friday that the Justice Department will look into whether or not any federal legal guidelines had been damaged – and claimed the state was using ‘irregular’ strategies.
“Some jurisdictions, based on disinformation, have utilized abnormal post-election audit methodologies that may put the integrity of the voting process at risk and undermine public confidence in our democracy,” mentioned Garland.
State Rep. Wendy Rogers pushed again, tweeting: “You will not touch Arizona ballots or machines unless you want to spend time in an Arizona prison,” including “Maybe you should focus on stopping terrorism.”
You is not going to contact Arizona ballots or machines until you need to spend time in an Arizona jail. Maybe you need to deal with stopping terrorism. The Justice Department is likely one of the most corrupt establishments within the USA.https://t.co/Jl2pKNpfJR
— Wendy Rogers (@WendyRogersAZ) June 11, 2021
The audit, carried out by Senate Republicans and approved by Senate President Karen Fann, is the nation’s longest-running lively 2020 election evaluate, in keeping with NBC 12.
Garland did allude to a letter to Fann in May from the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division.
The letter expressed concern that the audit chief’s plan to canvass door-to-door for voter data may quantity to voter intimidation.
Fann responded that the plan had been scrapped.
According to Garland, audits like Arizona’s will face federal scrutiny, “to ensure they abide by federal statutory requirements to protect election records and avoid the intimidation of voters.”
Garland additionally mentioned the DOJ would “publish guidance explaining the civil and criminal statutes that apply to post-election audits.”
Arizona Republican Party Chairwoman Kelli Ward reacted to Garland’s warning, tweeting: “Seems Merrick either wants to ignore or forgot all about the US Constitution.”
— Dr. Kelli Ward 🇺🇸 (@kelliwardaz) June 12, 2021
Is Garland apprehensive about one thing?
I assumed the Arizona audit wasn’t turning up something
But this Nazi like risk from the US AG is what somebody who believed the *reverse* would make.
— Cernovich (@Cernovich) June 13, 2021